This Month’s Book Discusses America’s Reckoning with Slavery

Education is an integral part of the Winter Institute’s mission. What better way to educate ourselves than via a good read?

With that in mind, we launched a monthly book give away recommending books we’re reading and reflecting on.

This month’s book is “How the Word is Passed” by award-winning author Clint Smith.

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From the Publisher:

In a deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view-whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods—like downtown Manhattan—on which the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women and children has been deeply imprinted.

Informed by scholarship and brought alive by the story of people living today, Clint Smith’s debut work of nonfiction is a landmark work of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in making sense of our country and how it has come to be.

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